Photo of cakes and scones

We are right on Lord Nelson's Doorstep

Trafalgar Square, a landmark in the heart of London, is one of the city's most vibrant open spaces.

For over ten years, Café on the Square has been a popular spot for Londoners and all visitors to the capital to enjoy a range of drinks and snacks while visiting Trafalgar Square. An impressive new public space was completed in July 2003 and the Square was reopened by the Mayor following an eighteen-month construction project to transform Trafalgar Square. As a result of the project the pedestrianised north terrace now links the square to the National Gallery, with the central staircase being a popular feature. The changes also included the introduction of Café on the Square, public toilets and lift for disabled access which have provided additional accessible facilities for all visitors. 

Excellent food, friendly service and real value for customers make it worth dropping in, whether you are looking for a quick coffee and a snack before your next meeting, or a lunchtime location to stop and enjoy the best of what London has to offer.

Choose from a wide selection of fresh, homemade sandwiches, paninis and wraps, or treat yourself to our mouth-watering chocolate brownies or cherry shortbreads.

No matter what time of year, our outdoor seating area is the perfect setting to enjoy a drink and a snack while admiring the majestic Nelson's Column, the Fourth Plinth which has been a centrepiece for some of the world's most provocative contemporary public art since 1999, or the Victorian edifice of the National Gallery. Our seasonal specials such as English cream tea are one of England's finest traditions and the perfect way to enjoy your afternoon.

As well as its rich history, Trafalgar Square is host to a wide range of performances, events and activities throughout the year and you may be surprised by what the Square's busy calendar of events has to offer. Recently the Café has been a part of the Brazil Day 2015 celebrations, offering refreshing caipirinha cocktails to the general public.

See what events are coming up on the Square.

Events at the square